Archive | April, 2010

Jonah Hex trailer and poster debut

The first official trailer for Jonah Hex has debuted online, featuring Josh Brolin as the scarred wild-west gunslinger, Megan Fox as his squeeze and John Malkovich as a dastardly villain. It’s a little unusual that we’re only seeing the first footage from the film now – a mere month and a half before it hits […]

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Exit Through The Gift Shop heads to Australia

The acclaimed street art documentary Exit Through The Gift Shop will receive a limited Australian release this June through Madman Entertainment. The film was directed by the famously enigmatic street artist Banksy. It made its debut at Sundance earlier this year, where it received rave reviews. Exit Through The Gift Shop tells the story of […]

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Ang Lee to direct Life of Pi – in 3-D?!

Oscar winning director Ang Lee has long been rumoured to direct an adaptation of Yann Martel’s Booker prize-winning novel Life of Pi. It seems that the project may be closer to reaching our screens than ever before. According to Anne Thompson at Indiewire, producer Gil Netter is currently location scouting to find appropriate locales to […]

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Release the sequel! Clash of the Titans 2 is go

Warner Bros are gearing up for another Clash of the Titans film according to Deadline. No surprise considering the faux-3D first film has so-far grossed $US390 million worldwide (outside of the blockbuster period mind you). Director Louis Letterier will not return to helm the sequel, and can you blame him? He will instead act as […]

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Bill Condon to direct Breaking Dawn

Summit Entertainment have confirmed that director Bill Condon (Dreamgirls, Gods and Monsters) will helm the final installment of The Twilight Saga – Breaking Dawn. It was reported back in March that Summit were courting Oscar-caliber directors for Breaking Dawn, including Condon, Sophia Coppola and Gus Van Sant . Condon won the Best Adapted Screenplay Oscar […]

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The Rundown: April 22-28

Hey Quickflixers! Welcome to the latest installment of The Rundown, a new feature that will appear on the blog every Wednesday, highlighting our favourite news items from the past 7 days, as well as notable box office and weekly rental figures. So, what did we learn this week? First up, Avatar broke (even more) records […]

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He’s steel got it – Iron Man 2 review

Iron Man 2 – Starring Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow and Sam Rockwell. Directed by Jon Favreau. Rated M. By Simon Miraudo. Iron Man bests the biggest adversaries of the superhero genre in his second outing: production troubles, sequel-bloat and overwhelming, unrestrained fanboy hype. Iron Man 2 – beyond all reasonable expectations – even raises […]

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Must Watch: Synecdoche New York Q&A from Ebertfest 2010

Here is one for fans of Charlie Kaufman‘s 2008 masterpiece Synecdoche New York. Roger Ebert recently screened the film – which he considers the best of the past decade – at his Overlooked Film Festival (commonly known as Ebertfest). The screening was followed by a pretty great Q&A with director and screenwriter Kaufman. Check it […]

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Ridley Scott reveals details about Alien prequels

Ridley Scott has dropped a couple of tasty tidbits regarding his upcoming Alien prequel while out promoting Robin Hood. The most tantalising bits of info include the film’s plot, the use of 3D and a potential sequel. That’s right. A prequel sequel. We first heard about the Alien prequel back in June 2009. At that […]

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Head to Head – Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith

Welcome to the latest edition of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critic takes on our readers in a rip-snorting battle to the death! You pick the film, and we pick the fight! This week, Nathan Mifsud stacked up his midi-chlorians in favour of George Lucas‘ Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. […]

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The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse – new trailer, now with conflict!

A brand new trailer for The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse has debuted online, giving us a greater glimpse of the film’s plot. It marks a milestone in the series, as it seems to be the first film of the saga to actually feature “a plot”. As far as I can piece it together, Bella (Kristen Stewart) […]

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Piranha 3D teaser trailer debut

The teaser trailer for Piranha 3D has debuted online, and it looks as wonderfully stupid as you would expect it to. I don’t really know what you want me to say here. It is a movie about Piranhas. In 3D. Do you really care about the people who willingly made this flick? The thing is, […]

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King of the new world – Avatar review

Avatar – Starring Sam Worthington, Zoe Saldana and Sigourney Weaver. Directed by James Cameron. Rated M. Originally published December 21, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. James Cameron’s Avatar may not change your life, but it will likely make your day. The director’s long-gestating opus has finally arrived, nearly crushed by overwhelming hype, nay-saying critics and a […]

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Is it? – It’s Complicated review

It’s Complicated – Starring Meryl Streep, Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin. Directed by Nancy Meyers. Rated M. Originally published January 12, 2010. By Simon Miraudo. The only thing complicated about Nancy Meyers’ latest rom-com is its depiction of familial relationships. Why do Meryl Streep’s adult children keep on cuddling and squeezing one another? Why does […]

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Monsters, Inc. sequel to debut November 2012

Disney has revealed that Pixar’s Monsters, Inc. 2 will debut November 16th, 2012. It was confirmed back in June 2009 that Pixar would indeed work on a sequel to their hit 2001 flick. Pixar, who once announced they were “not in the sequel business”, have a second sequel to Toy Story hitting cinemas in June […]

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The Green Hornet release delayed; getting 3D enhancement

Sony Pictures have revealed that Michael Gondry‘s vigilante flick The Green Hornet will no longer open December 22nd, 2010 (a prime holiday spot), but instead Jan 14, 2011. According to Variety, the studio claims the move is due to the recent decision to convert the film into 3D. The film would be forced to compete […]

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Kristen Stewart to star in Wanted 2?

Kristen Stewart is reportedly being courted by director Timur Bekmambetov to star as the female lead in his sequel to the 2008 box office hit Wanted. The news comes from E!Online, whose sources claim that Stewart has met with Bekmambetov at least once. Stewart would likely star alongside James McAvoy as “a young, ass-kicking assassin”, […]

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Ricky Gervais’ Cemetery Junction heading direct to DVD

Cemetery Junction, the first feature film written and directed by duo Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (The Office and Extras), will NOT be released theatrically in Australia. It will instead head direct to DVD at some point in the near future. The highly anticipated coming-of-age drama opened in the U.K. last week to mostly favourable […]

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Art shmart – The nature of “art”, video games vs. films, and that whole Ebert thing.

Art shmart – The nature of “art”, video games vs. films, and that whole Ebert thing. By Simon Miraudo. We interrupt the stream of barely informed movie reviews and 3D conversion news to discuss the nature of “art”, video games, and that whole Ebert thing. I’d like to preface the following article by stating that […]

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Smith and Jones to return for Men in Black 3

After months of speculation, director Barry Sonnenfeld has confirmed that Men in Black 3 will indeed go into production … wait for it, in 3D! What a unique and interesting novelty! Sonnenfeld broke the (barely surprising) news to Showbiz 411. Will Smith has signed on to reprise his role as Agent J in Men in […]

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The Rundown: April 15-21

Hey Quickflixers! Welcome to the latest installment of The Rundown, a new feature that will appear on the blog every Wednesday, highlighting our favourite news items from the past 7 days, as well as notable box office and weekly rental figures. So, what did we learn this week? The lineup for the 2010 Cannes Film […]

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District 9 spin-off – Wikus and Charlize

Funny or Die have posted a hilarious video of District 9 subject Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley) dealing with his new-found fame and attempting to track down fellow South African superstar Charlize Theron. Copley also directed and edited the short film. Check it out below! http://player.ordienetworks.com/flash/fodplayer.swf Maybe you’ll have better luck when District 10 […]

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Head to Head – Alice in Wonderland

Welcome to the latest edition of Head to Head, in which our Quickflix critic takes on our readers in a rip-snorting battle to the death! You pick the film, and we pick the fight! This week, Catherine Harry subjected herself to YET ANOTHER Head to Head against Simon. This time, she tumbled down the rabbit […]

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Mad Men to end after sixth season

Mad Men, the best show on television and your one stop destination for lively karaoke, will come to a close in 2012 following the completion of its sixth season. UPDATE: AMC emailed NY Mag’s Vulture, assuring them that Weiner’s comments had been blown out of proportion, and Mad Men could potentially continue on through 2013. […]

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James Bond has been deactivated

Production on the next instalment of the James Bond franchise has been put on indefinite hold due to the uncertain financial situation of distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, according to Business Week. The future of the Bond series (and indeed, the future of MGM) has been in doubt for much of the past 12 months. Michael G. Wilson […]

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See Emma Stone in Easy A!

Emma Stone is fast becoming one of my favourite comic actresses thanks to hilarious turns in Superbad, Zombieland and even The House Bunny (hey, that movie is actually pretty funny). Therefore, it’s hard to not get at least a little excited about Easy A, which will feature Stone’s first leading performance. Stone stars as Olive […]

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Iguanarama – Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans review

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans – Starring Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes and Xzibit. Directed by Werner Herzog. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. There are three schools of thought when it comes to Nicolas Cage’s career. Some believe he is a once-talented actor who now picks projects based on the number of 0’s that […]

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Cusack through the ages – Hot Tub Time Machine review

Hot Tub Time Machine – Starring John Cusack, Craig Robinson and Rob Cordry. Directed by Steve Pink. Rated MA. By Simon Miraudo. Hot Tub Time Machine is the definitive comedy of the past decade. Hmm, maybe ‘definitive’ is a bit generous. I’m not claiming that it’s the best or even the funniest comedy of the […]

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Overkill – The Lovely Bones review

The Lovely Bones – Starring Saoirse Ronan, Stanley Tucci and Mark Wahlberg. Directed by Peter Jackson. Rated M. Originally published December 24, 2009. By Simon Miraudo. Peter Jackson is no stranger to the pressures of adapting a book to film. His last effort at such a task earned him a number of Academy Awards, millions […]

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Kirsten Dunst to be punished by Lars von Trier

Sharpen those scissors! Danish funnyman Lars von Trier has found the leading lady of his next feature film, entitled Melancholia – Ms. Kirsten Dunst. No doubt she will be treated with the modesty Lars bestows upon all his actresses. The report comes from Mike Fleming at Deadline, although the nature of Dunst’s role is unknown. […]

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